Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Martin Luther describes this good news: “God receives none but those who are forsaken, restores health to none but those who are sick, gives sight to none but the blind, and life to none but the dead….He has mercy on none but the wretched and gives grace to none but those who are in disgrace.”
Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, Rid of My Disgrace, p. 17
The Luther quote is from Martin Luther, The Seven Penitential Psalms, 1517
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This was Marx’s greatest error. He assumed the myth that the rich can only get rich at the expense of the poor. One man’s gain must spell another man’s loss. That may be true in a poker game, but not in the real world of business. With the increase of production by better tools, the cost per unit of goods declines (through the law of supply and demand). This makes it easier for people to receive the goods and services, and it raises the poor person’s standard of living. No economic system has been as effective as capitalism in raising the human standard of living.
R. C. Sproul, The Consequences of Ideas p. 144.